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Independence: A Quad’s Definition
What does independence mean to you? Ian Ruder talks with six quads who use personal care attendants about how their definitions have evolved as they’ve learned to live with a disability. “Now, independence is dictating life rather than life dictating to me,” says Dave Pierson, a C6-7 quad. “It’s more about doing what I want to do when I want to do it with whatever help I need — and knowing I am able to get that help.”